Jack Wills III of Jack Wills Furniture talks about how his store stands out and competes with others.
U.S. furniture and home furnishings store sales increased 1.9% in May from the same month a year ago, one of the smallest gains of any retail sector and well below the 8.1% increase for the combined retail and food services sectors.
It’s never unusual to see a retailer go from brick-and-mortar to click-and-order over the internet, but in the case of San Francisco-based retailer Classic Patio Furniture, it did things the other way around.
Houston, Texas-based Exclusive Furniture started out by selling patio furniture in 2018, which meant that by the time they could get sales momentum truly underway, the Covid pandemic and supply chain shortages provided a real-world introduction into the outdoor marketplace, according to Fawad Zavary, president of retail operations.
Turning 50 can be difficult, or it can be beautiful. David Barish, chairman and CEO of Chair King Backyard Store and Fortunoff Backyard Store, would tell you it’s easily the latter, especially when you can win both Texas and the U.S. in one fell swoop.